October 1, 2019 / 1:39 AM / 2 months ago

Trump nominates FERC general counsel for commission seat -White House

WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday nominated Federal Energy Regulatory Commission general counsel James Danly to be a member of the commission, the White House said in a statement.

Danly’s nomination must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate. His term would end on June 30, 2023, the White House said.

The five-member commission currently has two vacant seats.

FERC, an independent office of the Department of Energy, makes decisions on electricity transmission and interstate natural gas pipelines and facilities.

Reporting by Eric Beech; editing by Darren Schuettler

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